Articles by Katherine
Harvard Business Review
There is a large group of employees at nearly every company that have much to contribute to organizations, but may need thoughtful policies to thrive. Supporting this group is integral to DEI, loyalty, and retention goals, and yet few companies even track their status. The group I’m talking about is caregivers.
An under-explored benefit of the CTC was an immediate improvement in mental well-being, most especially for families experiencing financial precarity.
"We’re witnessing a flood of stories condemning gender discrimination in the workplace. But bias against mothers remains casual and unapologetic."
Mothering, like all parenting, is work. If anyone was unaware of this fact before the pandemic, 18 months of watching moms nearly drown under the weight of the effort has driven the point home.
As we near the first anniversary of the Covid shutdowns we put faces to these large, faceless statistics. These are the stories of five mothers with young children who have been laid off, pushed out, unable to find work – battling circumstances far beyond their control as they work to keep their families afloat.
“Now more than ever, the media feeds our worst beliefs about working motherhood.”
“It turns out there is indeed something scarier than being told to stay in your house as much as possible: being tasked to make all of our own risk calculations and decisions about a pandemic that’s still far from under control.”
“Mothers are right to be feeling some pretty intense emotions about the hand we’re dealt. But instead of bonding together in righteous fury, I hear a lot more talk about “mom guilt.”
"To keep mothers sane and in the workforce ... we need a much larger public policy solution ― such as a new national 'CareCorps.'"
“Not having any social connections at work definitely impacts your company loyalty, and also your feeling of enthusiasm and mission for your job,” says Katherine Goldstein.
Challenges in the labor market was the forefront of a Monday forum, and North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper (D), who spoke, said his upcoming budget proposal will include funding for childcare and workforce programs as he urged state lawmakers not to pursue further tax cuts.
A record-breaking number of parents are missing work to care for their sick kids. And while the tripledemic might be to blame, daycare staffing shortages, no national paid family leave policy, and a shortage of amoxicillin are also high on the list of why parents are struggling right now.
Despite months of return-to-office announcements and deliberations, remote work has had surprising staying power. Most office workers are still working remotely at least a day or two each week.
Finding child care to last the entire summer has long been a problem for parents of young kids. In 2019, the Center for American Progress polled around 1,000 parents of children under 13 and found that three in four had “at least some difficulty” finding care, with more than half saying it was cost prohibitive, and nearly a quarter saying they couldn’t find programs to last the whole summer.
The other 364 days of the year are decidedly less of a celebration.
The high-profile executive’s decision to leave Meta is also a moment to reflect on the impact of her best-selling book and philosophy about success in the workplace.
Good Morning America
"Moms say they are not only feeling exhausted but also frustrated that they are facing the prospect of a third school year upended by COVID-19 with marginally more support in place than when the pandemic began."
The social safety net for American families is almost nonexistent. Could that be about to change?
Mommy blogs and influencers are monetizing the horrible working conditions of motherhood.
We’re witnessing a flood of stories condemning gender discrimination in the workplace. But bias against mothers remains casual and unapologetic.
Whatever you do, you’re made to feel bad about it.
From political candidates to punk rockers, “The Double Shift” reflects the wide range of working mothers fighting for equality and work-life balance. Founder and host Katherine Goldstein explains her vision for the show.
When the journalist Katherine Goldstein became pregnant in 2014, she was on a career hot streak.
Korva Coleman talks to Katherine Goldstein about her new podcast, which looks at the lives of working mothers and childcare issues.